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Stargirl (Stargirl #1)
by Jerry Spinelli

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Stargirl (Stargirl #1) by Jerry Spinelli Overview

A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+ Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out--under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+ Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out--under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her. In a celebration of nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

Jerry Spinelli

About Stargirl (Stargirl #1) Description

When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player. Lucky for us he became a writer instead. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren. Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his

Data Book Stargirl (Stargirl #1)

Original Title Stargirl ISBN 0439488400 (ISBN13: 9780439488402 ) Edition Language English Series Stargirl #1 Characters Stargirl Caraway, Leo Borlock setting United States of America Arizona (United States) Literary Awards Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2003), South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2003), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2003), Charlotte Award (2004), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2002) ...more Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2001), Iowa Teen Award (2003), Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book for Children's Literature (2001), Lincoln Award Nominee (2006) ...less (86)